Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

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Courier Corporation, 8 ago. 2012 - 544 páginas
This excellent text is a pioneering work in the study of landform development under processes associated with running water. Its primary emphasis is on subjects that were the focus of the authors' studies in both field and laboratory. Part I deals with the process of change in the evolving landscape. Part II explores process and form, and Part III, the effects of time.
In Part I, the relation of geomorphology to field problems is analyzed in studies of a mountain block in a semiarid climate, a meandering river cut into bedrock, and benches along a sea coast. Part Two contains studies of weathering, climate, and such denudational processes as flooding and erosion. Here, too, are examinations of the drainage basin as a geomorphic unit, water and sediment in channels, channel form and process, and hillslope characteristics and processes.
In Part III, the authors cover geochronology, drainage pattern evolution, channel changes with time, and the evolution of hillslopes. Two appendixes will help readers convert units and equivalents, and identify symbols and nomenclature. 1964 edition.
 

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The Changing Scene
3
Geomorphology and the Field Problem
10
PROCESS AND FORM
25
Climate and Denudational Processes
27
Weathering
97
The Drainage Basin as a Geomorphic Unit
131
Water and Sediment in Channels
151
Channel Form and Process
198
Hillslope Characteristics and Processes
333
THE EFFECTS OF TIME
387
Geochronology
389
Drainage Pattern Evolution
411
Channel Changes with Time
433
Evolution of Hillslopes
486
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Luna B. Leopold is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of California, Berkeley. Former Chief Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and winner of the National Medal of Science, he is one of the world's leading authorities on river hydraulics and geomorphology.

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